Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy Sumner

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Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is the treatment of disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.

These are common signs that root canal therapy in Sumner may be needed:

  • Severe toothache pain with application of pressure
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums
  • Severe pain in response to hot and cold
  • Persistent or recurring pimple on the gum

Root canal therapy is an indicated treatment when tooth pulp becomes inflamed, irritated or infected, breaks down and bacteria begins to multiply and potentially cause an infection or abscessed tooth.

Call the office of W. Brent Nash, DDS, to schedule a consultation to learn about root canal therapy and other endodontic alternatives.

Root Canal Sumner

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A root canal is thought to be a very painful treatment, but with the advancements in root canal procedures and dental technologies, we can dismiss your concerns!

These are a few facts regarding a root canal in Sumner that may help change your perspective:

  • A root canal treatment is not a painful procedure
  • When performed well, it has a very high success rate
  • You may feel soreness in your mouth following a root canal treatment
  • It does not kill the tooth
  • Teeth that undergo a root canal often need a crown
  • The treatment is no longer a lengthy process
  • It is a safe and effective procedure

If you are experiencing symptoms such as lingering pain, swelling and abscess, or pain with pressure from biting or chewing, call our office at once to repair and save an infected tooth rather than remove it!

Root Canal Treatment Sumner

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A root canal treatment in Sumner is used to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth rather than removing it.

This is a general overview of a root canal treatment procedure:

  • Remove the decay
  • Access the pulp chamber
  • Remove the infected or diseased pulp
  • Flush and clean the pulp chamber and root canal
  • Reshape and enlarge the canal as needed to gain better access for filling
  • Place a sealer, compound and filling to seal the space
  • As needed, placement of a crown to protect from future damage

Using current technologies and the condition of the tooth, the procedure can usually be completed in one or two appointments.

Following a good dental and oral hygiene plan after completion of the root canal treatment, the tooth may last a lifetime.

Call the office of W. Brent Nash, DDS, to schedule an appointment for root canal treatment to alleviate your pain and save your tooth. 253-299-9211